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Clifford Burt TILBROOK

Regimental number746
Place of birthMinlaton South Australia
AddressMinlaton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.5
Height5' 9.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Ann Tilbrook, Minlaton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (lived in exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'At Armentieres on night of 19-20/2/17 Pte Tilbrook acted as a stretcher bearer to a raiding party. Under heavy fire he rendered first aid to a number of wounded men until he collapsed from exhaustion. Throughout the whole operation he displayed great courage and coolness while attending to wounded men.'
Recommendation date: 24 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2995 Pte Reginald George TILBROOK, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 October 1917, for travel overland to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 8 November 1917.

War service: 1 year 281 days (of which 1 year 138 days was abroad)

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TILBROOK Clifford Burt

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